Lovefraud books

Anniversary sale: Buy a Lovefraud book, get one free!

Red Flags and Love Fraud_300x300Lovefraud.com launched in July 2005, so we’re celebrating 11 years online! In honor of our anniversary, you can buy two of Donna Andersen’s printed books for the price of one.

Red Flats of Love Fraud – 10 signs you’re dating a sociopath

This book reveals, for the first time, the tactics of social predators who pursue romantic relationships not for love, but for exploitation. You’ll learn how sociopaths seduce their targets, why it’s hard to escape the relationships, and how you can protect yourself.

Love Fraud – How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan

Love Fraud tells two parallel stories. The first is the true story of Donna Andersen’s marriage to a sociopathic con artist, James Montgomery — a revealing look at the true behavior of a sociopath. The second story is a spiritual journey. Seeking to understand why her life was ravaged, Donna learned that her soul planned the entire debacle to experience and then release the devastating betrayal, so that she could return to wholeness.

Copia gratuita a los primeros 5 lectores de ‘Alertas Rojas de Estafa Amorosa’ en libro electrónico

Alertas Rojas de Estafa Amorosa_Border_300x300Editor’s note — To Lovefraud’s Spanish-speaking readers — We are giving away five copies of the new Spanish translation of ‘Red Flags of Love Fraud — 10 signs you’re dating a sociopath.’ All you have to do is promise to post a review of it on Amazon!

Regalamos cinco copias de la nueva versión en español del libro, Alertas rojas de estafa amorosa — 10 señales de que estás saliendo con un sociópata, a los lectores hispanohablantes de Lovefraud. ¡Tan solo tienes que cumplir la promesa de publicar una reseña del libro en Amazon!

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How can a run-in with a sociopath be a spiritual journey?

This post refers to spiritual concepts. Please read Lovefraud’s statement on Spiritual Recovery.

My first book is entitled, Love Fraud — how marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan.

 I imagine that for many of you, your reaction to this title is, “Huh?”

God is good, right? The Universe is supposed to support us, right? So how can there possibly be anything spiritual about having your life trampled by a sociopath?

Believe me, as I was in the midst of the struggle, I asked those questions. Except in my pleadings with my Higher Power, I wasn’t so polite.

As you can see from my wedding video, I was well and truly duped into marrying James Montgomery. He presented himself as a man who was smitten with me, who thought the world of me, who would offer me an opportunity to “live in the lap of luxury.”

Donna Andersen discusses Red Flags of Love Fraud

DAndersen_smile_headshot_140x140Last week Donna Andersen appeared on the Blog Talk Radio show, Insight into Healing. For an hour, she discussed the Red Flags of Love Fraud and other issues related to involvements with sociopaths with the host, Alexa Servodidio.

Listen to the show here:

Donna Andersen Interview 6/3/15.

Why I Wrote ‘Discarded: One Mother’s Journey with a Psychopath’

By Indie Mom

Discarded lo resI never started out to write a book, let alone a personal memoir, laying bare the most intimate and personal details between my husband and me and our children. Looking back four years since he left our family home, I can barely believe the repressed stories that have surfaced, and even more, stories that make complete sense to someone other than me.

Because I had endured years of gas lighting, projection, triangulation and manipulation at the hands of my husband and father of my children, I looked and felt like a very unwell person when I tried to share anything with our closest friends and family members.

Recover from the sociopath with a healing collection of books from Lovefraud

The Lovefraud Recovery Collection of books.

The Lovefraud Recovery Collection of books.

How do you recover from the betrayal of a sociopath? How can you move on with your life?

On Monday, I recommended the excellent book, Living and Loving After Betrayal, by Steven Stosny, Ph.D. In his clinical practice, Stosny has worked with thousands of people. And he keeps up with the new studies in brain science. So in writing the book, he drew from a broad range of research, and his years of experience in what works when helping people.

In the introduction to the book, Stosny says he doesn’t explain the behavior of betrayers. He says, “When it comes to recovering from intimate betrayal, it’s best to get out of the hole before speculating about how you got into it.”

Black Friday to Cyber Monday: Lovefraud e-books are only $5.99

If you’ve been thinking about buying Donna Andersen’s e-books, now is the time to do it. In honor of the national frenzied shopping holiday from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Lovefraud is making both e-books available for only $5.99 — a savings of 40%.

Use the coupon codes at the end of this post to download the books from Smashwords.com. You can choose Kindle, Nook, IPad, or any other e-reader format.

Red Flags of Love Fraud – 10 signs you’re dating a sociopath

You’ve met someone new—someone charming, charismatic and sexy, who has so much in common with you. Oh, sometimes the story doesn’t quite add up, and you feel a little rushed, but this person is obviously head over heels in love with you! Calling all the time! Sending texts and emails! Already talking about forever!

Is it love—or predation? RED FLAGS OF LOVE FRAUD — 10 signs you’re dating a sociopath has the answers.

Announcing the e-book version of “Love Fraud”

Editor’s note: The following article refers to spiritual concepts. Please read Lovefraud’s statement on Spiritual Recovery.

Two years ago, I published my first book, Love Fraud—How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan. I am very excited to announce that Love Fraud is now available in all e-book formats. Whether you read on an Amazon Kindle or an iPhone, Love Fraud is now formatted for your device. With free e-reader software, you can also download the book and read it on your computer.

The e-book version is only US$9.99. And of course, there’s no shipping cost, making the book much more accessible to our international readers. I’ve also edited the book to make it about 20 percent shorter than the original, which was admittedly long. I still tell the outrageous tale of how James Alwyn Montgomery swindled me and seven other women, how I pursued him and how I finally recovered. I just tell the story with a little less detail.

Lovefraud Lesson #10: Sociopaths always blame others

When sociopaths have problems in their lives, it’s never their own fault. Donna Andersen explains why this is one of the most important Red Flags of Lovefraud.

To watch the entire Lovefraud Lessons series, go the the Lovefraud Videos page.

Never too young to learn about sociopaths

A Lovefraud reader found the recent article about me and my new book, Red Flags of Love Fraud, in a Michigan newspaper. This was a surprise to me, because the article was originally published by a New Jersey newspaper, the Camden Courier Post. It turns out that the story was picked up around the country, which is good—it means word about these disordered individuals is getting out.

This particular Lovefraud reader had her own run-in with a sociopath. She is teaching her children about them, which she related to me in a postscript of her email:

P.S. My 12-year-old daughter and I were just discussing the article being in the paper — she is very aware of sociopaths having been on the receiving end of one his abusive tirades when he was still a fringe factor in our world before we went NC. I actually used the rabid dog and potted plant analogies to teach all my kids about sociopaths. Anyway her exact words were “Yeah so what … wait. You mean in OUR LOCAL Paper?  Wow! [silent pause and she continued] “You gotta wonder who triggered that article!” 🙂